Patents by Inventor Ronald J. Jabba

Ronald J. Jabba has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190350569
    Abstract: A system having an elongate assembly, an expandable assembly having a fixed end region and a movable end region, the expandable assembly selectively transitioning between an expanded state and an unexpanded state with movement of the movable end region towards the fixed end region, and an advancement aid extending distally from the expandable assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Palermo, William M. Belef, Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Francisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 10398418
    Abstract: A vessel closure device delivery system including a delivery device that couples to a vessel closure clip for delivering the clip onto a blood vessel and a retractable vessel locator is removeably attached to the delivery device, the distal end of the vessel locator being adapted to transition from a collapsed state suitable for insertion into a vessel and an expanded state that lodges against a wall of the vessel from inside the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Palermo, William M. Belef, Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Francisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Publication number: 20190117207
    Abstract: A medical device having an annular body configured to transition from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. The body having a plurality of openings each having a mid-portion with a width in a direction transverse to a long dimension of the opening that is greater than widths of a remainder of the opening in the deployed configuration. An end portion of the annular body extending towards a longitudinal axis of the medical device in the deployed configuration. The medical device tapers from a proximal end towards a distal end in the deployed configuration, when viewed in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 10245013
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of members forming a body that can transition from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. The plurality of members form a plurality of openings each with a long axis extending substantially longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device in a delivery configuration. A plurality of end portions are associated with a distal portion of the medical device, the end portions extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 10201340
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a clip includes an introducer sheath including an outer surface extending between its proximal and distal ends. A clip is carried on the outer surface, e.g., on a carrier assembly that is slidable along the outer surface from the proximal end towards the distal end. A skin overlies the outer surface of the sheath and the carrier assembly that is separable from the outer surface as the carrier assembly is advanced from the proximal end towards the distal end of the sheath. During use, the distal end of the sheath is inserted into an opening through tissue, e.g., into a puncture communicating with a blood vessel. The carrier assembly is advanced towards the distal end of the sheath, causing the skin to separate from the outer surface of the elongate member, and the clip is deployed from the carrier to seal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Richard S. Ginn
  • Publication number: 20190038443
    Abstract: Benign prosthetic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. Treatment options for BPH include medication, surgery (e.g., removal of enlarged prostate tissue), and minimally invasive procedures (e.g., needle ablation, electrovaporization, thermotherapy, and stent insertion). Minimally invasive procedure is typically the preferred choice if medication is ineffective. Accordingly, disclosed herein are system and method for treating BPH using improved implant and delivery device. Certain embodiments of the delivery device can include: a camming barrel having a first groove at the distal end of the camming barrel; a sheath, located within a lumen of the camming barrel, for storing the implantable device; and a first cam follower coupled to the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel Song Sicotte, Shreya Mehta, Austin Michael Bly, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Publication number: 20170135680
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a clip includes an introducer sheath including an outer surface extending between its proximal and distal ends. A clip is carried on the outer surface, e.g., on a carrier assembly that is slidable along the outer surface from the proximal end towards the distal end. A skin overlies the outer surface of the sheath and the carrier assembly that is separable from the outer surface as the carrier assembly is advanced from the proximal end towards the distal end of the sheath. During use, the distal end of the sheath is inserted into an opening through tissue, e.g., into a puncture communicating with a blood vessel. The carrier assembly is advanced towards the distal end of the sheath, causing the skin to separate from the outer surface of the elongate member, and the clip is deployed from the carrier to seal the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Richard S. Ginn
  • Publication number: 20170135684
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. A plurality of tissue engaging portions are associated with the plurality of struts, with each tissue engaging portion extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 9585646
    Abstract: A method that includes locating an opening in tissue by advancing a member through the opening in tissue and following locating the opening, deploying a medical device to aid with sealing the opening. The medical device includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. The medical device further includes a plurality of tissue engaging portions associated with the plurality of struts, each tissue engaging portion being disposed between adjacently positioned generally diamond-shaped openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 9579091
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony Pantages, Javier Sagastegui, Janina Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 9554786
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. A plurality of tissue engaging portions are associated with the plurality of struts, with each tissue engaging portion extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 9498196
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a clip includes an introducer sheath including an outer surface extending between its proximal and distal ends. A clip is carried on the outer surface, e.g., on a carrier assembly that is slidable along the outer surface from the proximal end towards the distal end. A skin overlies the outer surface of the sheath and the carrier assembly that is separable from the outer surface as the carrier assembly is advanced from the proximal end towards the distal end of the sheath. During use, the distal end of the sheath is inserted into an opening through tissue, e.g., into a puncture communicating with a blood vessel. The carrier assembly is advanced towards the distal end of the sheath, causing the skin to separate from the outer surface of the elongate member, and the clip is deployed from the carrier to seal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Richard S. Ginn
  • Publication number: 20160174954
    Abstract: A vessel closure device delivery system including a delivery device that couples to a vessel closure clip for delivering the clip onto a blood vessel and a retractable vessel locator is removeably attached to the delivery device, the distal end of the vessel locator being adapted to transition from a collapsed state suitable for insertion into a vessel and an expanded state that lodges against a wall of the vessel from inside the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas J. Palermo, William M. Belef, Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 9320522
    Abstract: A clip for engaging tissue includes a generally annular-shaped body defining a plane and disposed about a central axis extending normal to the plane. The body includes alternating inner and outer curved regions, defining a zigzag pattern about a periphery of the clip. The body is biased towards a planar configuration lying in the plane and deflectable towards a transverse configuration extending out of the plane. Tines extend from the inner curved regions, the tines being oriented towards the central axis in the planar configuration, and parallel to the central axis in the transverse configuration. The tines may include primary tines and secondary tines that are shorter than the primary tines. The primary tines may be disposed on opposing inner curved regions and oriented towards one another such that they overlap in the planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Javier Sagastegui, Ronald J. Jabba, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef
  • Patent number: 9271707
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a closure element can include a splittable carrier tube and a splitter to split the tube. The carrier tube can have an outer surface retaining a closure element in a tubular configuration and can be split into radially-expandable flaps. A closure element can have a shape-memory body having a relaxed configuration with a planar-annular body defining a lumen with tines directed inwardly from the body. The clip can be held in a retaining configuration having a substantially asymmetrically-elongated tubular shape with a trapezoidal longitudinal cross-sectional profile and a proximal end having the tines being longitudinally directed with a first tine being more distally oriented compared to a substantially opposite second tine being more proximal, and retracting to a deploying configuration having a tubular shape with a rectangular longitudinal cross-sectional profile with the first tine being even with the second tine when being delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Palermo, William M. Belef, Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, Anthony J. Pantages, Ronald J. Jabba, Brian A. Ellingwood, Laveille Kao Voss, Kelly J. McCrystle, T. Daniel Gross, Arkady Kokish
  • Patent number: 8926656
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a closure element into an opening formed in a blood vessel or other body lumen and methods for manufacturing and using same. The apparatus is configured to retain the closure element such that the closure element is disposed substantially within the apparatus. The apparatus also can engage, and position the closure element substantially adjacent to, the blood vessel wall adjacent to the opening. During deployment of the closure element, the apparatus expands the closure element beyond a natural cross-section of the closure element such that the closure element, when deployed, is configured to engage a significant amount of the blood vessel wall and/or tissue. Engaging the blood vessel wall and/or tissue, the closure element is further configured to return to the natural cross-section, thereby drawing the engaged blood vessel wall and/or tissue substantially closed and/or sealed, such that hemostasis within the opening is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Integated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J Palermo, William M Belef, Michael T Carley, Richard S Ginn, Ronald J Jabba, Anthony Pantages
  • Publication number: 20140343601
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating internal tissue defects, such as septal defects, with clip-based devices are provided. An exemplary clip-based device includes a tubular body having at least a first and a second deflectable member coupled thereto. The first and second members are coupled on opposite ends of the tubular body and configured to deflect between an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration. In the deployed configuration, each member extends outwardly away from the tubular body in a position configured to abut a tissue surface. The first and second members are preferably configured to maintain a tissue wall therebetween and at least partially close any opening in the tissue wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: PROMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Abbott, W. Martin Belef, Dean Carson, Peter Fitzgerald, Ronald J. Jabba, James Nielson, Peter Thornton
  • Publication number: 20140309686
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony J. Pantages, Fransisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Publication number: 20140236205
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating internal tissue defects, such as septal defects, with implantable devices are provided. An exemplary clip-based device includes a tubular body having at least a deflectable anchors coupled thereto. The anchors can be coupled on opposite ends of the tubular body and configured to deflect between an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration. In the deployed configuration, each anchor extends outwardly away from the tubular body in a position configured to abut a tissue surface. The anchors are preferably configured to maintain a tissue wall therebetween and at least partially close any opening in the tissue wall. Also provided are delivery devices for delivering the implantable closure device and methods for using the various devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: PROMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Jabba, Ryan Abbott, Dean Carson, James Nielson, W. Martin Belef
  • Publication number: 20140222069
    Abstract: A method that includes locating an opening in tissue by advancing a member through the opening in tissue and following locating the opening, deploying a medical device to aid with sealing the opening. The medical device includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. The medical device further includes a plurality of tissue engaging portions associated with the plurality of struts, each tissue engaging portion being disposed between adjacently positioned generally diamond-shaped openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba